ETSU student arrested on narcotics charge

From Staff Reports

   JOHNSON CITY -- A graduate student enrolled at East Tennessee State University has been arrested on a narcotics charge.
   Lois Valentine, 28, 902 Ashley Road, Building 12 #152, has been charged with one count of manufacturing Schedule I narcotics, according to a news release issued by Kenneth Phillips, director of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force.
   The arrest culminated a month-long investigation by the Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Inspectors, and the Johnson City Bureau of Police.
   A controlled delivery and search were served at the Ashley Road residence, according to Phillips' statement.
   The U.S. Postal Service delivered two packages allegedly containing gamma butyrolactone (G.B.I.) a precursor for gamma hydroxybutyrate (G.H.B.) -- commonly known as the "date rape drug."
   Law enforcement officers also allegedly found other components inside the residence used in the manufacturing of G.H.B. Valentine had been a resident of Tennessee for one month, according to the DTF report.
   Valentine is being held in the Washington County Detention Center under a $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Johnson City General Sessions Court on Sept. 24.